Bruce Linton

Speaker, Bruce Linton
Chairman and CEO
  • Tweed, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canopy, won “Emerging Cult Brand of the Year” from The Gathering (2017)
  • Telfer Private Sector Leadership in Advanced Technology Award from the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (2017)

Despite being the CEO of a major cannabis player, Bruce says he is not a recreational cannabis user and will not become one until the government legalizes consumer usage.

The chief cannabis officer

No industry in Canada is currently as topical as the cannabis industry, a fact that has made Bruce Linton one the most interesting and scrutinized business leaders in the country. Bruce is Chairman and CEO of Canopy Growth Corporation, the medical marijuana company at the vanguard of the Canadian cannabis industry, which is readying itself for a future in which cannabis is legal for recreational use. His experience as a founder, executive and board member in various industries has been instrumental to Canopy’s growth and its success battling the stigma and negative perception cannabis still elicits in some quarters. Canopy was the first North American cannabis company to be listed on a major stock exchange and a major stock index, and, thanks to Bruce’s leadership and stewardship, has benefited from hundreds of millions of dollars in capital raised and similarly sized M&A transactions. In recent years, Canopy’s operations both in Canada and internationally have grown exponentially and now Canopy is the world's largest publicly traded medical marijuana producer. And with legalization imminent, the future looks green.
“I always put myself in spots where I could be a disastrous failure. That's super motivational because you can't let it happen.”
Bruce to The Globe and Mail
  • Tweed, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canopy, won “Emerging Cult Brand of the Year” from The Gathering (2017)
  • Telfer Private Sector Leadership in Advanced Technology Award from the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (2017)

Despite being the CEO of a major cannabis player, Bruce says he is not a recreational cannabis user and will not become one until the government legalizes consumer usage.